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Alan Sohn

Probate Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 55 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1968
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Alan E. Sohn received his Juris Doctorate from the College of Law of the University of Illinois in 1968 and has been a practicing attorney for more than 41 years. Mr. Sohn has been a partner in both large and smaller law firms and for the past 21 years has been in private practice. Mr. Sohn is admitted to practice law before the Illinois Supreme Court Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council. PRACTICES Alan E. Sohn has made a special effort to develop and maintain expertise in estate and business succession planning, wealth and asset protection by reason of the increased complexities of estate and gift tax laws and the special needs of his clients. In fact, Alan’s proficiency in the area of estate planning resulted in his being asked to present seminars on such topics to groups such as the CPA Law Forum, UBS, and many local chapters of national and international non-profit organizations. With wide-ranging experience in the representation of small and medium sized businesses, Mr. Sohn is well suited to meet the legal needs and requirements of the business community.

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Law Offices of Alan E. Sohn
30 North La Salle Street Suite 2040
Chicago, IL, 60602


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Posted by Carol | April 29, 2015
Excellent Attorney Services
Alan Sohn has addressed our family's legal needs for over a decade. His approachable, calm, and knowledgeable manner suited our family's requirements for estate services. Mr. Sohn is completely trustworthy and honorable; we never doubted his confidentiality. He receives our family's highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2011
We have recently updated our estate planning with Mr. Sohn for my family. His expertise and experience made this process very easy to understand and I was comfortable with the speed and accuracy in which everything was performed. Understanding the process was something that I did NOT do the 1st time I attempted to set up my estate, but this time I have a better understanding of not only what we are doing, but also why we are structuring the estate planning the way in which it was done. I would highly recommend Mr. Alan Sohn for this type of work as well as the legal business matters he has also successfully assisted me with over the years.
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Posted by Lawrence | May 21, 2011
Review of Alan E. Sohn
I have known Alan for over 5 years and his integrity and knowledge of the law are second to none. Alan is precise and leaves nothing to chance.
Posted by Michael | May 19, 2011
Extremely Knowledgeable.
Alan is extremely well versed in estate planning and business law. His years of experience in this arena make him an asset to anyone who works with him. I fully recommend working with Alan Sohn.
Posted by Jason | May 16, 2011
Introductory Phone Consultation
Alan assisted me with some estate information after I contacted him regarding the sudden death of one of my clients. He was immediately available, took the time to thoroughly review my situation and offered some suggestions and advice. Ultimately, I did not require additional services, and thus never engaged Alan, however, I was impressed with his approachability and commitment to determining the requirements of my particular situation. Alan's time and advice was well beyond what I expected from an initial phone conversation.
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Posted by Sean | May 12, 2011
Trustworthy and professional choice for my small business
I am a small business owner and a father of three in Chicago. For me, looking for legal help was not a process I looked forward to. When my wife and I found Mr. Sohn, we were confident that we found someone who is trustyworthy and honest. He helps us with small business needs and we are working on a family estate plan together. Since he is a business owner and family man himself, I feel that he relates to my needs. I would highly recommend Mr. Sohn for your small business planning and family estate planning.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Alan Sohn
  • 1989 - Present


  • College of Law, University of Illinois
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1968
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1965

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Loganxxxx, a minor
  • Logan is now under the guardianship of his grandmother


  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Chairman
  • 2018 - Present
  • DePaul University College of Law Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Trust Law Committee
  • 1968 - 1974
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Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Salute to Youth Award
  • Zionist Organization of Chicago
  • 1985
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel Award
  • Solomon Schechter Day School
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Civil Unions
  • 2017
  • Small Business Action Concil/Lawyers Group
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Civil Unions
  • Civil Unions
  • 2015
  • Lawyers Connecting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Women's Entrepreneurial Group
  • Estate Planning - The Basics
  • 2011
  • Oak Lawn Public Library
  • Demystifying the Estate Planning Process
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, who was experienced and able to protect his Executor client's interests, as well as those of the Estate, during a vigorous and tenacious battle of heirs. He s a classy dresser as well!"
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alan has a tremendous amount of expertise and is a true professional. He is readily available for me as well as my clients. I highly recommend him as an expert in his field."
Litigation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Having worked with Alan in protracted litigation on a major case, I know he is resourceful and innovative. His legal services are of a high quality."
Business Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan Sohn is a gentleman, a scholar, and one of the best advocates a client could imagine. His encyclopedic knowledge of the law is masked by his modesty and concern for others. Businesses need to hire counsel that has the experience and knowledge necessary to get the job done right; Alan is that lawyer. I endorse his work."
Business Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan Sohn fits the classic definition of a trusted advisor. I always trust his counsel. His judgment and experience make him a "lawyer's lawyer." He is well versed is a broad variety of business and estate planning issues and has an easy, gentle way about him that endears him to judges, juries and clients alike. I strongly endorse Alan Sohn."
Business Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan has been helping businesses handle their legal affairs for decades. Equally important, Alan understands the needs of a business and how his counsel affects the bottom line. I endorse this attorney."
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